Since the start of the COVID pandemic, we’ve helped thousands of people gain their personal licence qualification online. Find out how you can gain your APLH and SCPLH from the comfort of your own home.
We’ve all had to spend this year looking at new ways to do things. Remote working and online tools have never played such a vital role in our lives. And it’s no different for the personal licence services we have been relied on providing for so long. Back in March, we were able to launch a fully online personal licence e-learning course and remote invigilation service for gaining your APLH and SCPLH.
This online course and exam has been allowing learners to successfully complete their personal licence training and exam remotely throughout the pandemic and gain their qualification.
How does the online personal licence course work?
We have offered our e-learning personal licence course for some time. Learners are given access to the Award for Personal Licence Holders e-learning course and are provided with a handbook to help them learn the material. The course modules can be completed in the learner’s own time and at home.
What’s new is the remote invigilation process. Learners will choose an isolated area where they won’t be interrupted and will be able to complete the examination. Then learners will use their unique credentials to log in to the online platform and will register by entering their details and ID confirmation. Delegates will then sit the exam at home.
What equipment will I need?
Candidates sitting the remote exam will be required to prove they are complying with exam conditions. They will need to use their smartphone and webcam to film around their environment to show they are in an isolated area and have no notes or learning aids to hand. They will then use their smartphone to film themselves through the completion of their assessment.
So, to complete the exam, learners will need to make sure they have the following equipment:
- Isolated area
The set up for the remote examination will take just five minutes, and there will be support available in case of any issues.
How does invigilation happen?
The invigilators of the exam evaluate each learner’s performance and look out for the tell-tale signs of cheating. The online invigilators are experts and their process has been proven to quickly identify dishonest actions of anyone sitting the exam. If you are found to be in breach of any of the exam conditions, then you won’t be able to gain your qualification. But as you will be well prepared with the supporting course content, there won’t be any need to cheat!
Who should take the course?
There could be lots of your team that could benefit from obtaining their APLH or SCPLH qualification. Some examples include your Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) or Designated Premises Manager (DPM), managers, assistant managers, supervisors or any team members seeking promotion to one of these positions.
If you’re in Scotland, you may be due to undertake your refresher training (SCPLH/R) for your personal licence. You are able to complete the refresher qualification online through our sister site CPL Training. If your business is currently closed, it is still wise to keep up to date with your personal licence requirements if you possibly can. If you are at all concerned about your ability to complete your refresher training at this time, we urge you to contact your local council and following their advice.
Having the ability to complete personal licence training online during this time can hopefully support businesses in keeping their personal licences up to date or having the possibility to train a new person of responsibility in your business, might be crucial to continue smooth operations in still running services.
We’re also offering a range of free and discounted online courses to support businesses in hospitality compliance, health and safety, personal development and much more.
Please get in touch with the team to find out more and don’t forget to follow us on social for more course updates, services and important industry information.